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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS7CS5
Module NameDissertation
Module Short Title
Semester TaughtTrinity Term
Contact Hours


Module PersonnelCoordinated by Glenn Strong as dissertation coordinator with SCSS academic staff as supervisors
Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this module should be able to:
  • CS5LO1 Engage in a sustained piece of individual, academic research on a chosen
  • topic within the field of computer science
  • CS5LO2 Read widely and critically reflect on a number of pieces of written research
  • CS5LO3 Explore varying methodological approaches and adopt the relevant
  • approaches suitable to the topic being researched
  • CS5LO4 Produce a written dissertation of publishable standard that evaluates and
  • synthesises written materials, and displays evidence of independent research
  • skills.
  • CS5LO5 Present research orally and in the form of a poster.
Learning Aims

The aim of this module is to develop research skills.

Module Content
Recommended Reading List
Module Prerequisites

CS7CS1 (Research Methods)

Assessment Details
Written 15,000 word dissertation to be submitted and an oral examination to be held with
two examiners.  In addition, the work will be presented at a poster session
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Academic Year of Data2017/18